Zehra Naqvi
Columnist
My Stories
Interconnectedness of every life form Human hubris makes us imagine ourselves as masters of the world, disregarding the other, non-human life forms that the universe teems with.
Unfamiliarity breeds contempt You’ve probably heard the phrase many times before — familiarity breeds contempt. But today we’ll invert this idea and talk about how, very often unfamiliarity breeds contempt.
Sanity breeds mundanity Humans are creatures composed of contradictions. Desire and renunciation, memory and forgetfulness, madness and sanity, frenzy and calm.
Success lies in learning to embrace failure Among the thronging multitudes that offer you lessons on success, would you like a special lesson on failure? Chances are you’d probably laugh it off.
Creativity springs from being open to experimentation When Albert Einstein published his first revolutionary paper on the theory of relativity, he made an interesting observation.
The strangest of mental illnesses The mind’s crevices and labyrinths lie largely unexplored, with billions of mysteries dwelling inside their depths. The more we explore it, the more we wonder.
When differences fracture the cause It is precisely the minor differences in people who are otherwise alike that form the basis of feelings of strangeness and hostility between them.” Thus wrote Sigmund Freud, over a century ago.
Of absolute truth & relative perception Is there such a thing as absolute truth? Look around — the wars, violence and destruction raging on is a result of people being brainwashed into believing they have possession of the ultimate truth.
Grasping eternity: reason versus faith In the world of science and empirical evidence, faith and reason are ever at loggerheads.
Channelling your unspent aggression Anger is the bane of a passionate heart. People who find themselves brimming with energy often also find their anger very easily roused.

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